Exam (2009) RT 63% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Nov 2010

The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stuart Hazeldine
CAST:  Luke Mably  •  Adar Beck  •  Chris Carey  •  Gemma Chan

A Beautiful Mind (2001) RT 75% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 2002

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

Gosford Park (2001) RT 86% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

Ghost in the Shell (1995) RT 95% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2003

In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Mamoru Oshii
CAST:  Atsuko Tanaka  •  Iemasa Kayumi  •  Tamio Ōki  •  Akio Ôtsuka

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) RT 86% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2012

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

Mulholland Drive (2001) RT 82% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2002

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Laura Harring  •  Ann Miller  •  Dan Hedaya

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012) RT 92% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Director Sophie Fiennes reunites with philosophical provocateur Slavoj Žižek for this follow-up to their hit The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, in which Žižek applies his ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Sophie Fiennes
CAST:  Slavoj Žižek

The Butterfly Effect (2004) RT 33% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2007

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Eric Bress  •  J. Mackye Gruber
CAST:  Ashton Kutcher  •  Amy Smart  •  Nathaniel DeVeaux  •  Melora Walters

The Ghost Writer (2010) RT 83% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Aug 2010

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Jon Bernthal  •  Kim Cattrall

Enter the Void (2009)

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gaspar Noé
CAST:  Nathaniel Brown  •  Paz de la Huerta  •  Cyril Roy  •  Masato Tanno




Trance (2013) RT 68% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Jul 2013

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang, joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Matt Cross

Coherence (2013)

On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Ward Byrkit
CAST:  Hugo Armstrong  •  Emily Baldoni  •  Nicholas Brendon  •  Elizabeth Gracen

The Red Violin (1998)

Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  François Girard
CAST:  Carlo Cecchi  •  Irene Grazioli  •  Anita Laurenzi  •  Tommaso Puntelli

Seven Psychopaths (2012) RT 82% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 2013

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Martin McDonagh
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Christopher Walken  •  Woody Harrelson

Upstream Color (2013) RT 85% / Audience 70%

DVD release: May 2013

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Shane Carruth
CAST:  Amy Seimetz  •  Shane Carruth  •  Andrew Sensenig  •  Thiago Martins

Melancholia (2011) RT 79% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Mar 2012

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Charlotte Rampling

From Dusk till Dawn (1996) RT 63% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jun 1998

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Juliette Lewis

Match Point (2005) RT 77% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 2006

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Brian Cox

Triangle (2009) RT 82% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Feb 2010

The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Christopher Smith
CAST:  Melissa George  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Emma Lung  •  Rachael Carpani

A Scanner Darkly (2006) RT 69% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2006

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Winona Ryder  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Mitch Baker